this is volume 35

The Sunday Reader
Overrated Extinction, AI Learning, Dog Sled Racing, Adoption, Nightlife, Motherhood, Personal Branding + More...
\\ NL Notes //
In the Clouds.
NL Series: Creative Consumption
Debuting our interview series, chronicling the consumption habits and trends that creators, entrepreneurs, and all-around strivers are prioritizing to enhance their lives. First up, James Scott of OTHERFEELS. 
  by Kevin Berger
 40 mins
Is the Modern Mass Extinction Overrated?
We are ignoring the gains that balance losses.

  by various authors
 10 mins
AlphaGo Zero: Learning from Scratch
How AI is being programmed to use reinforcement learning to achieve superhuman performance without human input.

  by Brian Phillips 
 93 mins
Out in the Great Alone
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pushes participants to the brink on an unforgiving trek to the end of the world. And, as one writer, that is exactly the point.

  by Scott Sayare
 34 mins
Did we Adopt a Jihadist?
When one family took in a Syrian refugee, they did it out of compassion, to help a kid who said he escaped an ISIS prison. But then the boy got caught up in lies about his terrifying past, and they realized they know longer knew who was living in their home.

  by Maureen Dowd
 25 mins
9PM to 5AM 
From 1984: A tour of Manhattan's nightlife.

  by Claire Howorth
 10 mins
The Goddess Myth
Motherhood is hard to get wrong. So why do so many moms feel so bad about themselves?

   by Daniel Kolitz
 18 mins
What I Learned at Branding School
What does it take to evolve from human being to human brand? If you're enrolled in the free online introductory course, about five weeks

  by Staff
The $600 Million Story.
How the founder of RXBar went from formulating protein bars in his mom's kitchen to selling his company in 4 years for a ton of money to Kellogg Co.

  by Sara Tatyana Bernstein
 12 mins
Menocoro is as Much About Wealth as It Is About Age.
How did we decide comfortable clothing was only for rich, older women?
Editor's Note: We're working on a lot of things behind the scenes at NL, including building up a contributor network -- writers, photographers and all around creators who are looking for an outlet to hit *publish* and show their work to the world (or at least a really smart and open-minded sliver of it). Shoot us a note if you're interested in creating with us, or know someone who might be good to know. 

In other news - look out for the November playlist to go live this Wednesday. The NL Music Council is cooking up a doozy for your ear drums.

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